Ragdolls are large, laid-back, semi longhaired cats with captivating blue eyes. The Ragdoll is a pointed breed, which means that the body is lighter in color than the points (the face, legs, tail and ears). The Ragdoll cat is carefully bred to produce large affectionate animals in three patterns, two with white (mitted and bi-color) and one with no white (colorpoint). If you like a little shadow following you all around the house, then a Ragdoll is certainly the cat for you. Ragdolls generally love being with people and get along very well with other animals and children.
Ragdolls are not fully mature until they are 3-4 years of age. Once fully mature, males should weigh between 15-20 pounds, and females should weigh between 12-16 pounds.
The Ragdoll’s extreme docile nature has led some individuals to believe that they are pain-resistant, which is completely a myth. Ragdolls are known for their sweet and very affectionate temperments. Ragdolls get along wonderfully with other pets and children. They are very dog-like in nature and can be taught to play “fetch”, will greet you at the door when you arrive home, will talk to you with their sweet little voices, and will be your “shadow” as they get very attached to their families and just love to be around you. Because of their very trusting and non-aggressive nature, Ragdolls should be indoor cats only.
Traditional colors - seal & blue
Non-traditional colors - cream, flame, tortie
Colorpoint: Has no white on the body and the feet are the same color as the rest of the points. The body color is a lighter
version of the point color.
Mitted: Same as colorpoint except the feet are white and the cat should have a white chin. Some mitteds may have a white
blaze between the eyes or on the nose.
Bicolor: Has a white upside down "V" ( /\ ) on the face and the chest, stomach, back legs and front legs are white.
The width of the V can vary.
The Lynx Pattern: or Tabby Pattern as some may refer to it is a pattern of stripes which appears over one of the above listed patterns. The striping appears on the “points” of the body (meaning the face mask, ears, paws/legs and tail). Cats with this secondary patterning will have white on the ridges of the ears and a white “eye liner” around their eyes.
The Tortie Pattern: a mixture of red, flame or cream coloring which is mixed with one of the traditional colors, either seal or blue. Only females will have this secondary patterning.